Boker Plus USA Lockback Folders Announced
By Gary Zinn
Boker Plus USA Lockback Folder. Image courtesy of knifecenter.com.
I just learned (August 2016) that the first Boker brand knives to ever be made in the USA are coming to market. The specific model is called the Boker Plus USA Lockback Folder. Promotional copy announcing the knife reads, in part, as follows:
"Boker Plus proudly introduces this highly requested series of Boker Plus knives - made in the USA! This is the first series proudly made in America by Fox Knives USA. The low profile handles are made of high quality fiberglass reinforced nylon, which provides a secure grip, even in extreme weather conditions. The blades are made of premium 154CM steel, offering outstanding cutting performance, and are secured by a sturdy lockback mechanism. The universal blade shape and light weight allow for even heavy duty cutting chores. The reversible pocket clip and lanyard hole make this design the ideal everyday companion."
There are six variants of the knife. Three have satin plain blades, with a choice of black, orange, or gunmetal blue Zytel (fiberglass reinforced nylon) handles. There is a stonewashed plain blade model with coyote tan handle, and a black combo blade with black handle.
The plain blade models have a 2016 MSRP of $110 and the combo blade model is $5 more. Discount retail prices will probably run some $75 to $80.
The blades are 154CM, described as, "A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance."
Note that the knife is a lockback, with thumb stud to assist opening. A reversible pocket clip is provided, for tip-up carry only.
Those are the main things I can report about this new knife without having it in hand. I have it on my to-do list to get one for a thorough Guns and Shooting Online review as soon as possible.
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